Education secretary signs up B-M’s Meg Powell Chandler as special adviser

12 February 2018

Burson Marsteller director Meg Powell Chandler is leaving the agency to be a special adviser to the new education secretary Damian Hinds.

Powell Chandler is a former special adviser to...

Twitter to trawl for UK policy chief as Nick Pickles goes stateside

12 February 2018

Twitter is to begin a search for a new UK head of public policy as Nick Pickles prepares to take up a new role at the firm’s San Francisco HQ.

Pickles is moving on after almost four years...

Brunswick group CEO hands over the reins after senior shake-up

8 February 2018

Brunswick has shaken up its top team with group CEO Susan Gilchrist handing over the reins to senior executive and former deputy secretary of the U.S. Treasury Neal Wolin.

The financial...

Simon Petar: There are opportunities in Labour’s housing hash

13 February 2018

Despite my long-term party membership, I have come to the conclusion that Labour’s approach to housing policy is both tragic and an opportunity in equal measure.

Tragic because the ability...

Philip Brooks: Opportunities lie in the uncertainties of Brexit

20 October 2017

Never has a quote by Donald Rumsfeld, which at the time was somewhat mocked, been so apt.

"There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns;...

The 2017 Stakeholder Awards: Full list of winners

22 December 2017

As usual, these highly prestigious awards were decided by a heavyweight one-strong judging panel comprised of the UK’s leading public affairs journalist....

The full list of the lucky (and...

The disruptors: how new lobbying firms are rebooting the old order

20 December 2017

In recent years, the UK public affairs industry has resembled the Premier League before Leicester City took the title. A host of heavyweight agencies have dominated proceedings by bossing pitch...

Lunch with... Tim Rycroft

21 November 2017

Where do you interview the corporate affairs chief of the Food and Drink Federation  -a man who knows a fair bit about food and drink and politics after all? Shepherd’s of course! And in true...